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. >>> international protest over the u.s. state of virginia is execution of a woman for the first time in nearly a century. critics say she was not fit for trial because of her diminished mental ability. terezia lewis had admitted hiring two hitman to kill her husband and stepson in 2002 it so she could collect life insurarae money. the death sentence was controversy because psychologist measured her iq at a level close to mental retardation. the virginia governor and u.s. supreme court rejected appeals for a stay of execution. >>> the first athletes have arrived for the commonwealth games in india, choosing to stay at a hotel instead of the athletes' village, which has been criticized as filthy and uninhabitable. the poor state of accommodations along with a little bridge collapse and suspected militant attacks have thrown the games into crisis. >> with just nine days to go until the games begin, there is a flurry of activity around competition venues. the athletes accommodations are being cleaned again following a wave the international criticism. the rooms for the australian athletes are not
georgia and southern virginia to washington, d. -- washington, d.c., where she grew up. her book is just out and called "the warmth of oth suns: the epic story of amica's great migration." shis also the first african- american woman to win a pulitzer prize and is crowned a professor of journalism and director of narrative nonfiction at boston university. she joins me in the studio. welcome. absolutely remarkable book. what inspired you? talk about your own family. >> in some ways, i think that grew up with fact that almost born to be writing this book. another migrated from georgia come a small towto washington, d.c.. -- my mother migrated from georgia, and my father migrated from southern virginia. they met in washington, d.c. and met. if it was not for the migration, they would not have met and i would not be here. >> what did they leave? what they were living under a caste system which dictated and controlled every lives of african-americans. in many ways the were seeking political asylum from a caste system that determined that in birmingham, a black person and a white person could n
the trip a success. >>> the state of virginia executed the first woman in that state in nearly a century. theresa lewis was put to death by lethal injection on thursday evening for planning the murder of her husband and stepson. capital punishment opponents including the catholic church worked to overturn the death sentence. many argue she should have been exempt from the death penalty because she was mentally deficient. both the u.s. supreme court and virginia governor bob mcdonald denied appeals that they block the execution. >>> a popular mega church preacher is at the center of a series of high profile lawsuits filed this week. bishop eddie long, head of the new birth missionary baptist church outside atlanta has been accused by three young men of coercing them into sexual relationships. the plaintiffs, now in their 20s, say long gave them expensive jewelry and took them on lavish trips. bishop long denies the charges. in the past, he has preached against homosexuality. >>> the first of the changes required by the new u.s. health care law went into effect this week. even as public an
is a banking industry consultant who heads his own firm in northern virginia; and lynn stout is professor of corporate and securities law at the university of california, los angeles. thank you batt for being with us. lynn stout i'm going to start with you, we are just heard two voices critical of elizabeth warren, why do you think she is the right person for this job? >> she's very clearly the right person for the job because she thought up the job. elizabeth warren has been tracking problems with consumer protection in borrowing practices for many years. she's one of the first people to identify that this was a cause of personal bankruptcies and that people were gettinging into trouble unnecessarily and through fraudulent and predatory practices. and indeed the entire agency is her idea. she really is someone very dedicated to making sure that consumer lending is done on a fair basis, on the basis of full disclosure. it's really hard to imagine anyone would do a better job than she would. >> woodruff: bert ely, nobody better to look out for fairness for the consumer. >> well, i think th
in suburban virginia 30 miles from capitol hill with this year's policy prescriptions. minority leader john boehner and his top lieutenants spelled out their central point. >> government is out of control in washington, and we need to rein it in, and begin a new drive for a smaller, less costly and more accountable government in our nation's capital. these are the things that the american people are demanding, >> reporter: while the backdrop has changed, republicans hope their document, called "a pledge to america," will produce similar results to 1994. that year's plan helped the party gain 54 seats and take the house majority for the first time in 40 years. one of the main architects of the 2010 version is california's kevin mccarthy. he accused democrats of ignoring the country's wishes. >> from the billion dollar bailouts to the stimulus package that failed to stimulate, to the government takeover of health care, you cried stop. but the democratic majority in washington has refused to listen. we are here to tell you today that we have been listening, and we've heard you. >> reporter: in
's late afternoon in manassas, virginia, not far outside washington, dc, and at the dar al noor mosque they're getting ready for a good all-american barbeque. the picnic is part of a new national initiative from the muslim american society called "the straight path campaign." it's one of several new projects being launched by u.s. islamic groups in an effort to fight extremism within their community, particularly among young people. >> we want them to say to america and prove to america through their efforts that, you know, we're not terrorist suspects. we are america's brightest prospects. >> reporter: according to a new poll by the pew research center, americans hold conflicted views about whether islam is more likely to encourage violence than other religions. 42% of those surveyed said that islam does not encourage violence more than others, 35% said it does, and almost a quarter said they didn't know. the survey also found that almost 40% of americans said they had an unfavorable view toward islam. that's a significant increase from just five years ago. since the terrorist attacks
help break the news? that happened at the virginia tech massacre and the huge earthquake in china. but it's not just breaking news. there are 233 million internet users in the united states according to nielsen research, and the number is growing every day. easy-to-use software is helping citizen journalists tell their stories, and professionals are using citizen sources more and more. >> we treat them as reliable sources of information, but, like we would with the police source, the courthouse source, and the capitol hill source, we verify that. >> ...these images literally streaming into us here at cnn. >> as traditional news media grapple with sinking budgets and shrinking newsrooms, can citizen journalism help fill the void? what role should citizen journalists play? that's our topic today on "the future of news." >> a government without a tough and vibrant media of all sorts is not an option for the united states of america. >> more eyes, more ears, more voices out there, and a more sophisticated audience as well, because it's the audience that's gonna keep us all honest. >>
project in west virginia. if approved, the spurs no. 1 mine would be one of the bgest strip mining projes in all of appalachian states, impacting acres of forests o and 7 miles of streams. well, jeff biggers is a journalist and cultural historian who has been extensively covered mining in the appalachian region but we only have about a no-minute to speak with you. -- we only have about a minute to speak with you. >> i think across the nation, the coal fields really are having a watershed event for the progressive community. appalaian rising made a very compelling point that mountaintop removal only provides a% of our national co- production, so they're really taking the struggle to washington and asking president obama to say if you cannot even stand up to big coal and follow your role of science, you know, the epa has told us that mountaintop removal create irreversible damage to our head water streams, and if he cannot stand up to bid: stop one of the most egregious human rights and environmental violations, how come we began to discuss a comprehensive energy and health care legislation
. >> lehrer: finally tonight, hurricane earl. north carolina, virginia, and maryland declared emergencies today, as the hurricane approached with winds of 135 miles an hour. the big storm, seen from the international space station, was still 700 miles off cape hatteras, north carolina, late today, but evacuations were under way along the exposed outer banks. >> when they said they wanted the visitors to leave today from hatteras, we decided the best thing to do for the locals is get out of the way. >> lehrer: the state's beaches were already empty, buildings were being boarded up, and someeoplworried they were overdue for disaster. >> people feel it's time for the big one. >> lehrer: forecasters still expected early to turn north as it reaches the outer banks late tomorrow or early friday. the projected track then takes it parallel up the coast. as a result, the national hurricane center issued a hurricane warning for most of the north carolina coast and a hurricane watch extended to delaware. the coast guard again flyovers along the eastern seaboardarning shimz at sea of the coming dange
virginia and maryland saw stronger waves and wind as earl passed. >> it's almost like you're in a sandstorm. >> it's my first hurricane, or somewhat hurricane. i was expecting more wind and more rain, but the waves are pretty ominous. >> sreenivasan: lifeguards watched over swimmers in new jersey, where one person had already drowned and another was missing. on long island, new york, officials said they still expected heavy rain, flooding, and power outages. >> the storm has actually slowed a bit, which you might think is good news, but it means that it may linger over us for longer than we thought, which means more rain. >> sreenivasan: and in massachusetts, governor deval patrick warned against under-rating the storm. >> the public should continue to take precautions-- stay indoors and off the roads during the height of the storm. exercise extreme caution this afternoon when winds pick up. >> sreenivasan: out on the bay state's coast, inmates from the plymouth county jail shoveled and stacked sandbags. nearly 400 out-of-state utility crews were staged and ready. but as earl kept moving, o
to a small group of supporters in a fairfax county virginia backyard. >> we could get that done this week , but we're still in this wrestling match with john boehner and mitch mcconnell about the last two to three percent where, on average, we'd be giving them $100,000 for people making a million dollars or more. >> ifill: the debate over tax cuts within the democratic party as well is expected to grow more heated as lawmakers return to washington from a six-week break. let's start with john boehner on face the nation yesterday. what did he mean? >> well, that's really hard to say. i mean my sense is that he made a little bit of a mistake. he went off message. the republicans have been so adamant that they don't think the tax cuts should expire for anyone no matter how much they make. for john boehner to say maybe he'd go along if forced with a proposal that would let them elapse for people who make more than $250,000. that seemed off message. the republicans were very much backpedaling and retracting some of that. >> ifill: he came out with a statement this afternoon saying we need to st
by a catholic from wips business, a jew from virginia, a baptist from california. basically saying we understand that when the american people entrusted us in the majority we dropped the ball and messed up. we spent too much money. we were not good at the wards of the taxpayers and we have to own up for that and we can't let it happen again. and what we are trying to do is go out around america and recruit people to come to congress not to make congress a career but to come and advance a cause. and the cause that we are asking these new recruits around arica runninging for congress is to help us get this country back on track. to advance the principless of economic liberty and fiscal conservatism. these are the things we need to do. and if we are entrusted with a majority again we have to be who we say we are. that is the problem. we committed the biggest sin of them all in politics, hypocrisy. they ran as fiscal conservatives but we didn't necessarily govern like this. >> rose: during the eight years of the bush administration. >> the public majority which was even longer than that. >> rose: wh
's a couple more seats, though, that could become competitive, connecticut and west virginia. they might not be considered so today but they could... if those seats become competitive as we get closer to the election then we know the tidal wave that people have talked about is really emerging and the republicans could take both houses. >> rose: vin weber former congressman now washington power figure. mark halperin, a national political power figure, senior political analyst for "time" magazine, coauthor of "game change" which at some point in our lives will be in paper back if not already. is it already, mark, or not? >> no, sir. late october i'll come visit you. >> rose: late october. we'll see you then. >> rose: we're in london with angela ahrendts. she's the c.e.o. of burberry. she's seen the transformation of the 154-year-old company into an international fashion powerhouse. she grew up in a small town in indiana. she sewed her own clothes and dreamed about a life in fashion. she has fulfilled that dream once associated with the classic trench coat burberry now sells everything from
to design a car that can get 100 miles per gallon. the virginia engineering team we profiled was one of three awarded the prize today. watch our r rert and find out just how little the parts for the ultra-light car weigh. all that and more is on our web site, newshour.pbs.org. margaret? >> warner: and that's the "newshour" for tonight. i'm margaret warner. >> lehrer: and i'm jim lehrer. we'll see you on-line and again here tomorrow evening with mark shields and david brooks, among others. thank you and good night. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. captioning sponsored by macneil/lehrer productions captioned by media access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org
in virginia has... has been in prison seven years and will be executed in three days on charges of killing her husband. now the physician has said that she has psychological problems but the judge disagrees. >> rose: you have done your research well. but let me say with you, because this is even more interesting than the fact that this woman... you are opposed to stoning, are you not? just as a matter of humanity and... as a matter of humanity, you're opposed to stoning anybody. >> ( translated ): as far as ms. mohammedi is concerned, there was no sentencing by stoning. she was an accomplice to the murder of her husband and as such she has a case. now someone in gmany claims that she's about to be stoned. that was fundamentally untrue. ow judiciary, too, has denied that it's that. however, the u.s. propaganda just won't let go. so i'd like to ask that you pass the name of ms. theresa lewis and ms. mohammedi and google both names or whatever search engine there is and see how much information you get about ms. mohammedi versus the others. now, if you're a human being everywhere... i want to tel
to see you guys! >> reporter: the president marked the occasion in a northern virginia neighborhood today. his goal: to sell the six-month- old law to voters, six weeks before the mid-term elections. >> and so what we realized was we had to take some steps to start dealing with these underlying, chronic problems that have confronted our economy for a very long time. and health care was one of those issues that we could no longer ignore. so it was bankrupting families, companies and our government. so we said we have to take this on. >> reporter: at the same time, mr. obama acknowledged many americans still don't like or don't understand the new law and he said he's partly to blame. >> sometimes i... i fault myself for not having been able to make the case more clearly to... to the country. we spend-- each of us who have health insurance spend about a thousand dollars of our premiums on somebody else's care. >> reporter: in fact, the latest round of polling underscored that health care reform has yet to win strong support. a new associated press survey found 40% disapproved, while 30% appr
, that is a republican's pledge to america. they rolled it out. they went to a hardware store out in sterling, virginia, what do you make of it? >> i think it is less interesting as a governing agenda as it is as kind of a rorschach test. mainstream moderate republicans and conservatives seem to bell come that. we are enthusiastic about telephone. precisely because it's not particularly bold, not particularly dangerous or controversial it really overturns the obama agenda. but tea party, the hard-core of the tea party was very critical of the pledge. for the same reasons. because it wasn't bold enough. they don't want to just overturn the obama agenda. they want to overturn broad layers of the u.s. government. i think that that presents a problem for republicans if they win the house between those that really want to take down the whole building and those that want to govern an effective wage. it's going to be a serious conflict. >> so we are getting a look at what could happen down the road. >> i think it is more of a political document than sort of a vague blueprint for governing. i mean they finesse
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, virginia, sitting in the oval office and he's sitting there listening to what i have to say. >> rose: wanting you to tell him how he sod some of these issues as a domestic policy advisor. >> and that is... >> rose: tell me what we ought to do, melody. (laughs). >> and in a very, very human, very personal way that's wonderful and incredible and an honor and rumbling. at the same time, i would agree with the former prime minister as one of my colleagues often says, by the time the problems get to our desk and certainly by the time they get to the president's desk all the easy problems are gone. so it's complex and they're difficult and often you don't have... it isn't that you have the most wonderful answer and to figure it out with really smart people in the room and thinking about those people you met along the way in the campaign and what their needs are and the president's very obvious center, his own compass and what he wants to accomplish for the better. of this nation and figure it out from there. the other thing i would say is it's like going to the beach. you go into the water
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